Three Cuts: Braves squander big lead, fall to Uggla's Nats, 13-12
APR 28, 11:46p ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: Apr 10 / 4:53p ET
News: Avilan gave up a bunt single but recorded the final out of the seventh inning Wednesday to earn his second hold of the young season.
Impact: James Russell was released and Josh Outman went down with a shoulder injury, leaving Avilan to serve as the top lefty out of the Braves' bullpen to start the year. Avilan filled that role in 2013 and finished third in the NL in holds with 27, but struggled last season to a 4.57 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. His opponents' BABIP was up at .317 in 2014 (career .256), but his xFIP was just two points lower than his ERA.